Zemiakové placky is a Slovakian potato pancake. Raw potatoes are grated and combined with eggs, spices, salt, garlic and flour into a thick mixture. The mixture is scooped onto hot oil or lard and fried on both sides until browned.
The texture of the pancakes are controlled by the water content of the potatoes. After grating, the potatoes can be squeezed through mesh or a cloth to remove some of the water, this will make the pancake crispy.
Common variations include adding toppings such as applesauce, sour cream and grated cheese. Fillings include mushroom, meat or onions. Herbs and spices used vary by region.
They are eaten as a side dish, snack, or as part of a larger meal.
Origin & Cultural Significance.
The exact location and time of Zemiakové placky origin is not known. It’s believed to have originated from Central and Eastern Europe where potatoes have long been a staple crop in the region.
The word Zemiakové Placky is quite literal. It comes from the Slovak language, where zemiakové means potato and placky translates to pancakes.
- Potatoes - 1 lb
- Egg - 1
- All-purpose flour - 1 tbsp
- Sour cream - 1 tbsp
- Garlic - 2 cloves
- Marjoram - 2 tsp
- Salt and black pepper - to taste
- Oil - for frying
- Grate the peeled potatoes coarsely.
- Mix them with the egg, flour and sour cream.
- Add crushed garlic cloves, marjoram, salt and pepper.
- Mix to form a semi-thick dough.
- Fry pancakes in hot oil until golden brown.
- Once removed from the pan, transfer them to paper towels to drain off the excess oil.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 358mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g
Nutrition is provided and calculated by Nutritionix. It is for general information purposes and is only a rough estimation.